Changing Icons for folders in OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by XP Defector, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. XP Defector macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    How do you do it? In my applications folder, I just have folders. Well they look boring so I want to replace the typical folder icon with the respective program Icon (yes I'm anal like this). Any help?
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Get Info on the program. Get info on its folder. Select the icon for the program in the Get Info pane, and Cmd+C. Select the icon for the folder in its Get Info pane and Cmd+V. Done. :D
  3. XP Defector thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    Are some icons 'locked'? As I cannot seem to copy them in the suggested method.
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    They might be, any particular icons you're thinking about...?
  5. Oirectine macrumors regular


    Aug 11, 2003
    Tokyo, Japan
    I'm having a little trouble with this. I saved a .gif to the desktop, and the icon appears as a little version of the picture. However, when I get info on the file, the icon in the top left corner is just the default .gif icon. How do I get to the icon that is actually displayed (the mini picture)? I want to use it for my hard drive.

    You can open the actual file, copy the actual file in preview, and then paste it into the "get info" window, but then you don't get transparency.

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